John Loudermilk

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Birthday
31, 1934
Birthplace
Durham, NC
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
31, 1934 (age 84)
Birthplace
Durham, NC

About

Popular singer and songwriter of the 1960s who wrote hits for country stars, as well as his own songs like "Road Hog."

Before Fame

He convinced the owners of a radio station where he worked as a handyman to play one of his songs on air, and the song got him a record deal.

Trivia

Writing hits like 'The Pale Faced Indian' and 'Midnight Bus,' his songs were recorded by everyone from Stonewall Jackson to Johnny Cash.

Family Life

He grew up in a religious family; his parents were members of the Salvation Army faith.

Associated With

One of his most popular compositions, "Break My Mind," was covered by Sammy Davis, Jr., Roy Orbison, Wreckless Eric, and others.